Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Film & Video Production Area of Concentration within the A.A. in Arts & Humanities

Designed for students whose career goals are oriented toward the creative field of film & video production, including motion picture and television production, motion graphics, video marketing, web videos, and short & long form screenwriting.
 






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Jason Santelli
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Digital Media Design Associate Degree: Television Production emphasis
Television Production Certificate
301.846.2533

Karen Santelli
Academic Office Manager
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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/
  • Students must take a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.

English

 
EN 101–English Composition 3

Mathematics

 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

 
Two courses selected from different disciplines (GenEd course list) 6

Arts & Humanities

 
AR 101–Two Dimensional Art and Design or
AR 106–Drawing I

3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Biological & Physical Sciences 

 
Two courses, on of which must be a lab science (GenEd course list) 7

General Education Elective  (Select from GenEd course list)

3

PE/Health Requirement

1

Concentration Courses

 
CMM 101–Introduction to Electronic Media  3
CMM 111–Communication Graphics I  3
CMM 152–Digital Studio Production 4
INTR 102/103–Internship 2
CMM 252–Digital Film Production 4
CMM 254–Principles of Film & Video Editing 4
CMM 256–Television Studio Directing and Operations  or
CMM 261- Advanced Postproduction and Motion Graphics

4

Electives

 
Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their electives. Depending on the transfer institution, recommended electives may include: AR101, AR102, AR103, AR104, AR105, AR106 CMM114, CMM131, CMM132, CMM256, CMM261

4

Total

60

Transfer Note:
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A. in Film and Video Production and who are looking for transfer opportunities.

For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471 or the Program Manager at 301.846.2533.

• Towson University – B.S. Electronic Media and Film: Film/Video/Digital Media Concentration
 
 
Career
Designed for students whose career goals are oriented toward the creative field of film & video production, including motion picture and television production, motion graphics, video marketing, web videos, and short & long form screenwriting. Instructional emphasis is on designing and producing high-quality contemporary work. College-level writing is expected.


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Course Credits
Departmental Requirements
 
CMM 101–Introduction to Electronic Media  3
CMM 103–Introduction to Film  3
CMM 111–Communications Graphics I  3
CMM 132–Digital Photography I 3
CMM 152–Digital Studio Production  4
CMM 252–Digital Film Production 4
CMM 254–Principles of Film and Video Editing 4
CMM 256–Television Studio Directing & Operations  or
CMM 261–Digital Post Production
4
Total 28
 


Digital Media Design: Television Production Promo from FCC Digital Media Design TV on Vimeo.

The Associate of Arts degree program in Film and Video Production is for students:

  • who are interested in transferring to four-year colleges or universities to pursue a bachelor’s degree, and
  • whose career goals are oriented toward the mass media in the fields of graphics and publication design, video production, photography, public relations and corporate communications.
Television Production:
Students in FCC’s Television Production program learn:
  • skills and procedures for entry-level employment in a professional production facility;
  • how to think critically, solve problems effectively, communicate ethically, and demonstrate
  • professional behavior consistent with industry standards;
  • how to plan, produce and edit television segments that reflect current visual media standards and
  • communicate appropriately to a target audience; and
  • about digital television media applications for the Internet and for emerging technologies.

Graduates of the program are well-qualified for positions in both broadcast and non-broadcast media production. On-the-job duties may include:
  • digitally editing and creating motion graphics and effects,
  • directing, lighting and operating equipment for multi-camera studio productions,
  • planning, shooting and editing news and field production projects for a variety of clients, and
  • authoring customized interactive CD-ROMs and DVDs for training and education using digital media.

Computer Graphics:
Graphic designers use computer software to:
  • develop the layout and design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports, websites and other print and electronic pieces,
  • produce promotional displays and marketing brochures for products and services,
  • design corporate identity systems and company logos for products and businesses, and
  • develop signage systems (called environmental graphics).
On the job duties may include coordinating projects through all phases of production from design to printing to delivery.

In hands-on classes, students solve design problems with instruction from active communications professionals, using hardware and software they will encounter in the workplace. College-level reading and writing are expected. Completion of the Computer Graphics program prepares students for entry-level positions with independent graphics firms, or in corporate design departments.

Film & Video Production

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in use of current industry standard software.
  2. Produce works of digital and interactive art in a variety of media.
  3. Demonstrate and appreciate the creative/problem solving process through research, development and execution of digital media.
  4. Comprehend the responsibilities associated with professional behavior by participating in an internship.
  5. Enhance skills as critical thinkers, effective problem solvers and effective ethical communicators who demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with industry standards.
  6. Demonstrate their ability to plan, produce and edit digital productions that reflect an awareness of current visual and interactive media standards appropriate for entry or intermediate level professional work.
  7. Demonstrate current digital media skills, procedures and techniques that will enable them to function successfully as entry-level employees in a professional production facility
 
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A. in Film and Video Production and who are looking for transfer opportunities. 

For more information , contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471 or the Program Manager at 301.846.2533.
  • Towson University – B.S. Electronic Media and Film: Film/Video/Digital Media Concentration